On Thursday 24th November the annual BCC Prize-giving was held at Carpenters’ Hall. Graduates and prize winners were presented with certificates and trophies by the Guest of Honour David Goldstone CBE who is CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation. In all 250 guests attended what was a very successful and enjoyable event.
From Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th October thirteen stonemasonry and conservation students were led by Nigel Gilkison and Jim O’Brien on the annual study trip that encompasses Florence, Pisa and Cararra. The highlights of the trip were the Florence Duomo and its masons workshops, Pisa and the Cararra marble quarries.
Steven White, an apprentice bench joiner from Borehamwood, had the idea of making a bespoke advent house out of recycled timber for the staff at Hannaford, a commercial fit-out specialist company based in Frogmore, London.
Mr White turned his hand to the project, often staying late to finish, ready for December.
He is currently working towards a Level 3 NVQ in bench joinery, at the Building Crafts College in Stratford.
At present the BCC has approximately 100 students in the age range of 14-18 yrs for who we require a specialist coordinator to ensure that students in this age group gain maximum benefit from their time at the College.
The College is currently looking to recruit a Student Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare Coordinator.
The successful candidate will have experience of effectively supporting young people through the education journey and ensuring that young learners, who experience challenging personal circumstances, are helped to continue in education.
Two past BCC students have been shortlisted for this year’s Wood Awards: Excellence in Architecture & Product Design in the Student Designer category. Michael Stevenson his Geometry table and Juan Junca for his Milena easy chair.
There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Roles Broderick Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out the fabrication and installation of hard metal roofing and cladding systems on a range of sites in Surrey and the surrounding area.
There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Norfolk Sheet Lead Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out new and conservation lead work on a range of historic sites in Norfolk and the surrounding area.
There is an excellent opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company McCurdy & Co Ltd, which specialises in structural carpentry, based on historic projects in the South of England.
There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company, Fullers (Builders) ltd based initially at the artist Turner’s Grade II* listed house, Sandycoombe Lodge, in Twickenham and other historic projects in the London Area.
There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out slating and tiling work and repairs at a range of sites in Sussex and the surrounding area.
There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and associated materials working on pointing and plaster repairs on historic projects within a 30 mile radius of Oxford. Particularly suitable for recent school/college leaver keen to learn a heritage trade or someone with a level 2 NVQ in plastering/stonemasonry or a related trade keen to work towards a level 3 NVQ in Heritage Plastering.
There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement, carrying out flint and brick-work repairs at a range of sites in the Suffolk/East Anglia region.
Examples of students work from across the College will be displayed for the public to see at Carpenters’ Hall 1st-2nd July.
Stonemasonry and Construction Area Manager Nigel Gilkison receives the Masons’ Company Master Crafts Certificate at Fishmongers Hall.
As part of the Skills Funding Agency Primary Futures Project BCC apprentice stonemason Olly Bunn gave demonstrations of stone cutting to young pupils at Mayflower Primary School in Tower Hamlets. Olly is a second year stonemason employed by JF Stoneworks and was a great hit with pupils.
The winners of the 44th annual Wood Awards were announced at a ceremony held on the 10th November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by broadcaster and architectural historian, Tom Dyckhoff. Past BCC students had great success with Emma Leslie and Butler Hegarty Architects taking home awards.
Starting after the Christmas break the BCC has places available on several courses for 16 – 18 year olds and places available on Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery fast track for over 19 years olds.
The BCC has a well earned reputation for high quality craft education and training.
The following full-time tutor posts are now available at the BCC:
Tutor – Carpentry & Joinery
Tutor – Multi crafts and Construction
Past BCC student Emma Leslie has been nominated for a Wood Award. The Wood Awards are the UK’s premier competition for excellence in architecture and product design in the world’s only naturally sustainable material. This year sees the introduction of a Student Designer category with three nominees including Emma.
Rachel, Ray (BCC graduates) and Annika are shuttering carpenters working for Morrisroe, the company contracted by LendLease to build the concrete frames, on the Elephant and Castle regeneration project.
The aim of the course is to facilitate a foundation for a change in careers or to supplement any existing practive of a related profession (cabinet making, wood turner or antique restorers) but also to encourage creative individuals to learn the techniques necessary to enhance their own projects
A new team has been formed to deliver our highly regarded Fine Woodwork Programme…
As is usual the students on the second year of the College’s Fine woodwork programme produced a display of their work at the New Designers Show at Islington Business Centre in June…
At the end of May, a group of Advanced Crafts Carpentry and Joinery Students travelled to Germany for the annual study trip based in Hamburg…
Emma Leslie received the Carpenters’ Company Prize from HRH The Princess Royal…